Last year, I published a post sharing the gifts I was getting my daughters for Christmas and it was a big hit, so this year I decided to do the same. My girls are 5 and 3 years old and are into all things girly; playing dress up is their jam. Like most kids their age, My Little Pony and PJ Masks are high on their current list of loves as are Moana and Toy Story. They also love blocks and other STEM toys. So with all of that in mind, here are the 18 gifts my preschool girls will find under our tree on Christmas morning (listed in no particular order)! Yes, I know this is a lot of stuff; I’ll split the gifts up among my two girls evenly but they were mostly purchased with both of them in mind. I am confident they’re going to l-o-v-e all of them and know the preschool girl in your life will, too! The preschool boy in your life might love some of these, too!

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Y’all. I’m so proud of myself this year because I’ve actually started Christmas shopping early! I’m usually a post-Thanksgiving shopper but since time is something I don’t have enough of these days, I decided that little-by-little over a longer period of time is the way to go. If you’re in need of gift ideas for your toddler and preschool girls in your life, my girls both have all of these gifts (or a variation thereof) and love them! They’re tried and true! 

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Unless you’re me. Then breakfast is the most ignored meal of the day. Sure, I can get my kids out of the house with full bellies in the morning but that usually leaves me with no time to eat anything and I wind up eating chips or something once I realize I’m starving. Recently, though, I discovered Bear Naked Custom Granola and I’m now feeling inspired to kick up my breakfast a notch by preparing a delicious yogurt parfait every morning! I usually make mine once I get back from dropping my kids off; it’s like a special treat just for me! 

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About 6 weeks ago, my family and I packed up our SUV and headed south to Walt Disney World where we spent 3 days at the Magic Kingdom. I’m no Disney expert but I am a mega-planner so I felt pretty confident in how we prepared for the trip and how we saved a few dollars here and there. I’ve already shared four things your should spend a little extra on and so today I’m sharing a few things to buy in advance to save a little money.

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It’s been 6 weeks since our surprise family vacation to Walt Disney World and we’re all still reeling from excitement. My girls can’t stop talking about how much fun they had! I hadn’t been to Walt Disney World since their free-admission-on-your-birthday promotion back 2009 and I was a Florida resident then (and didn’t have kids). Well, a lot has changed and navigating everything during the planning phase felt slightly overwhelming at times. In an effort to help you not feel so overwhelmed in planning your upcoming Disney World vacation, here are four things I think are definitely worth the extra money.

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Moms, we all have at least one: the “momiform.”It’s our go-to look that we throw on in a moment’s notice and wear pretty much every day. Sure, we may switch up the top or the bottoms (maybe) but the overall aesthetic is generally the same for the day-to-day. I typically have two momiforms – a super casual, “you’re lucky I even got dressed today” look and a more put together “I might see people I know today” look. Regardless of which uniform I choose for the day, I always try to add some accessories to help me feel more put together. I love that rose gold jewelry is on trend right now because there’s something so feminine and pretty about it. Even the smallest touch makes me feel better about myself. Today I teamed up with JTV to share my two fall momiforms and how I add a touch of rose gold glam to them.

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Having not been to the beach even once this year, our young family of four decided to take a short, fall vacation to Jekyll Island, GA, before the weather got too chilly to enjoy the sand and ocean. We moved to Atlanta 6 years ago and never heard of Jekyll Island until just recently. Now that we’ve been there, I feel like it’s one of Georgia’s hidden treasures and best kept secrets! We stayed at the brand new, oceanfront Jekyll Ocean Club boutique hotel. Opened in Summer 2017, the JOC is owned by the historic Jekyll Island Club Resort and, though completely different in aesthetic and vibe than its parent-property, is equally as beautiful (in my opinion). To say we had an amazing time would be the understatement of the year. So, if you’re on the fence about your next family vacation destination, here are 8 reasons you should visit Jekyll Island, GA, and stay at the Jekyll Ocean Club (listed in no particular order).

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Fall in the south is a funny thing. The temperatures don’t feel “fall-ish” until the end of October/early November and the leaves don’t change colors until around that time either – but then it feels like they fall off the trees immediately, leaving little time to enjoy the foliage. It’s probably not really that quickly but it sure feels that way. But nevertheless, having spent my adolescent and young adult years in FL, I’m grateful to be able to say we actually have the season at all. In fact, I get really excited about it. Spoiler: We’re super basic.

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